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Brian Lew, Bazillion Points
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When Cliff Burton Played His First Show With Metallica

On March 5, 1983, a scruffy crew of acne-afflicted youths going by the conspicuous band name of Metallica took a major step toward becoming the kings of thrash metal when they mounted a stage for the first time alongside new bassist Cliff Burton.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of the Mothers of Invention’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’-Baiting ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’

From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head.

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Mercury Records
Mercury Records
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The Story of Thin Lizzy’s Final Studio Album, ‘Thunder and Lightning’

On March 4, 1983, Thin Lizzy released what would end up being their final studio LP, Thunder and Lightning.

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YouTube
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The Day Whitesnake Played Their First Concert

On March 3, 1978, former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale and his new group Whitesnake performed their first concert at Lincoln Polytech.

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Moon Records
Moon Records
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How Rush’s Self-Titled Debut Pointed to Bigger Things

On March 1, 1974, a trio of young Canadians kicked off what would ultimately become one of rock's more distinguished recording careers with the release of their self-titled debut album.

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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
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How Aerosmith Avoided the Sophomore Jinx With ‘Get Your Wings’

Aerosmith released their second album on March 1, 1974.

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Capitol Records
Capitol Records
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The Story of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.

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Dade County Public Safety
Dade County Public Safety
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The Day Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposed Himself Onstage

Did he or didn't he?

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Capitol
Capitol
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45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad Fight for Their ‘Survival’

Grand Funk Railroad continued their blistering pace with 'Survival.'

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Mercury Records
Mercury Records
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The History of Scorpions’ Breakthrough and Best Album, ‘Lovedrive’

Prior to recording their sixth studio LP, 1979's 'Lovedrive,' Scorpions had two main problems: Finding major success outside their native Germany and hanging onto a lead guitarist.

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Capitol
Capitol
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The Story of Bob Seger’s Only No. 1 Album, ‘Against the Wind’

Bob Seger achieved full-fledged rock stardom with 1976's Night Moves, but while his raspy howl may have been new to a generation of fans, he'd actually been chipping away at mainstream success for many years.

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Columbia
Columbia
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The Story of Journey’s State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers,’ the Beginning of the End

When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' -- which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.

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